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By supporting the 2023 Capital Campaign, donors will help bring the following to the community:
According to United Nations population estimates, 16% of the world’s population will be older than 65 by 2050, indicating a rising need for safer, more efficient, and less expensive medical procedures. Interventional Radiology (IR) is an exciting and growing medical specialty that enables doctors to:
From a single incision, interventional technologists and radiologists can work together to:
Benefits of interventional radiology for patients compared to traditional surgery include:
What is a PET/CT machine?
A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal your tissues and organs’ metabolic or biochemical function. The PET scan uses a radioactive drug called a tracer to show both typical and atypical metabolic activity. A PET scan can often detect the atypical metabolism of the tracer in diseases before the disease shows up on other imaging tests, such as computerized tomography (CT).
The tracer is often injected into a vein within your hand or arm. The tracer will then collect into areas of your body with higher metabolic or biochemical activity levels. This often pinpoints the location of the disease.
Why is a PET/CT needed in our community?
A PET scan is an effective way to help discover a variety of conditions, including cancer, heart disease and brain disorders. Your health care provider can use this information to help diagnose, monitor or treat your condition. Currently, there is no hospital in our region that houses an on-site PET machine. Instead, it is common to rent a PET scanner once a week that is housed in a trailer. This will not only reduce the financial burden on our hospital who pays to rent the machine, but will also allow this service to be utilized more than one day a week.
What sets this machine apart?
This new scanner is a high-resolution PET/CT scanner with 16-slice image acquisition as well as 2D and 3D imaging capability. This scanner features improved lesion detectability, faster scan times, increased throughput, and reduced dose requirements.
The scanner will allow our providers to:
Major benefits of the PET/CT scanner include:
Doctors perform PET/CT scans to:
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Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation
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Warrensburg, MO 64093